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What qualifies as exempt research?

The exempt research checklist provides detailed information on what qualifies as exempt research. The checklist is available on the Forms & Submissions page. Research activities are exempt from regulations for the protection of human research subjects when they are considered minimal risk (the probability or magnitude of harm or discomfort anticipated in the research are not greater in and of themselves than those ordinarily encountered in daily life or during the performancy of routine physical or psychological examinations or tests [as defined by 45 CFR 46.102(i)]) and the ONLY involvement of human subjects falls within one or more of the categories listed on the checklist.

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